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-- today, your life is short but if you criticize the pashtuns, the taliban will come factory. i want asked abdul, the have protection if you say something that the taliban does not like? because we know karzai's brother was a big man in afghanistan and anytime someone criticized, that person never sees the day of life again. afghanis are good people, but the reality of freedom of press to me is like a joke. you cannot have freedom of press in afghanistan rid afghanistan is based on tripe. -- based on tribes. host: can you hang on the line while we get an answer and then come back to you? guest: i think what john is saying is really not the reality of afghanistan. i would put it this way. i don't know if he can get the kind of subscription we have in afghanistan. you can go to my facebook, twitter, and also to my blog and see what i am doing. how i as a reporter, in a normal citizen, a journalist, criticize the government, criticized karzai, criticized -- the way people are somehow creating the problems, it does not mean what they are pashtuns or -- anyone, criticizing just coming and killi
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for america's third largest city. >> a report in drop in taliban attacks was wrong. now officials say there was no drop in taliban violence at all. a hot air balloon exploded in a fire ball a thousand feet above the ground, and crashed and killed more than a dozen tourists. we'll talk to a photographer who took pictures and saw it all. it's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. >>> first in new york city, the monster snowstorm plowing across midwest is speeding toward chicago, set to hit during the height of the evening rush. dumped snow? kansas and missouri. parts of tax got more than 19 inches. shattering a robert that -- a record that went back to 1893. in oklahoma, the piles of snow collapsed a roof, killing somebody. but the snow is just have the threat. the snow packed winds topping hurricane screen. fueling a fire in texas that killed mother and her twin toddlers. other man in kansas when his suv flipped in texas they called in the national guard to then strand drivers. >> let's begin with mike tone bin who -- tobin who is in kansas city. >> locks like the worst i
.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in taliban attacks last year, peter. >> right. jenna: firms said there was no actual change in the number of the attacks. meaning that it didn't get better there. >> right. jenna: the international attacks on our troops, attacks on international troops, pardon me, were the same in 2012 as 2007 ven. -- 2011. is that normal? do we revise that? what does that mean? >> it certainly the runs against the administration's narrative that things are getting better in afghanistan. i'm very concerned about this. was this a clerical error? things like this can happen. jenna: that is what they're saying. didn't add a number somewhere along the lines. they missed it. >> congress has to look at this. the get some answers. we're talking about drawing troops down there. we talked about terrorism and al qaeda. and we found out from that report we were just talking about a lot of these people trained overseas were trained in afghanistan. now we may have a security vacuum there. we need to reassess what we're doing in afghanistan based on
in a decade. >> oh. >> also ahead the pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban vows not to stop campaigning for the rights of all girls to get an education. >> could you feed your belly on five bucks a day? that's the average budget for someone on snap which used to be food stamps. hundreds of people in montgomery county are taking the ch >>> so what's the weekly food budget for your family, 100 bucks, 200, even more? >> could you survive on a 1/4 of that? bruce leshan is live in rockville to show us how for a lot of people in the region there's no other choice. bruce? >> reporter: yeah, lesli, we are talking about snap, the federal program that used to be called food stamps, $4.28, that's the average daily benefit per person and 20 million children across the country depend on it even here in prosperous montgomery county one in three schoolchildren using snap. >> i'm ready to go. >> reporter: montgomery county councilwoman valerieer vin is lead -- valerie erwin is leading the snap challenge. hundreds of people are voluntarily trying to shop for food for five days on $5 a day.
jazeera that the taliban has to change if it wants to be part of the country 's leadership. >> if the taliban want to play in the future of afghanistan, they're going to have to account for this constitution. they're going to have to account for the rights of women, and they're going to have up -- have to give up violence. and the connections they have had with all kind of. -- all tied up. -- al qaeda. we leave that process to president karzai and his government, where it should properly reside. >> the government has agreed to hold talks with rebel forces. earlier this month, the roots are in opposition volunteered to negotiate with the government. seven new ministers have been appointed. no explanation was given for the changes. government jets on the outskirts of the capital sent in troops to try to capture sections of the key damascus ring road after rebels made gains there. they were tending to stop opposition fighters from moving into the city center -- are trying to stop opposition fighters from moving into the city center. the government is not backing down. >> this
the inspiring, young girl targeted by the taliban, just because she wanted an education. >> abc's bob woodruff spoke to the girl's father about her surgeries and the challenges that lie ahead. >> reporter: malala's journey from this to this is nothing short of a miracle. and for the first time, people heard her voice. >> today, you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of the prayers of people. >> reporter: prayers and letters sent to this young girl who became a symbol of hope. she was just 12 when the taliban shut down her school. the public crusade began. >> i have the right of education. i have the right to play. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to speak. >> reporter: her actions made her a target. last october, on her way home from school, she was brutally attacked. gunmen entered her van and shot her at point-blank range in the head. she was medevaced to england in critical condition. but she refused to die. the bullet glanced off her skull, traveled down her cheek a
that in total to our adversaries. in this case, it is the taliban. to get to your point about afghanistan being a base for al qaeda, it has been the goal of the administration to eliminate afghanistan as a base for al qaeda and similar elements. it remains to be seen if they can do that. a drawdown will make it more difficult for us to accomplish that in the long run. host: a couple comments on twitter, asking questions about positive accomplishments. guest: the surge was designed to replicate what happened in iraq. in iraq, you had a situation with the anbar awakening. you had the situation, being in, using local forces in order to gain the upper hand against the extremists, whether they were affiliated with al qaeda or were local sympathizers with saddam hussein. that basically worked from a military perspective. when you go to afghanistan, the time when general petraeus became the commander, the attempt was made to replicate what happened. the results were mixed. you had similar afghan units in several provinces that have been turned into a pretty decent area of success for our research effo
a symbol of freedom and taliban oppression. the amazing story of this pakistani girl who was shot in the head on her way to school by the taliban. she is doing much better and she has a lot to say. her message is a coming up. gregg: she's accused of murdering her boyfriend. now she has taken the witness stand and told the jury, yes, i did it. >> at the time i had plans to commit suicide. soy was extremely confident no jury would convict me because i didn't expect any of you to be here. i didn't expect to be here. ssor. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. martha: fox news alert. an immigration hearing is getting underway any moment now in the house stkwrao judiciary. president obama is pushing for immigration reform as you well know. my two gues
news. >> the young pakistani girl, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. so why is this guy swimming? [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinus, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it, but your mouth is under attack. food particles infiltrate and bacteria proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. ♪ nfc, afc, offensive lineman, defensive tackles, quarterbacks and cornerbacks ar
on the investigation, just ahead. >>> also later, the pakistani teenager shot in the head by a taliban gunman. she's talking about her future. >>> the man charged with murdering a well known navy s.e.a.l. over the weekend is on suicide watch tonight, being held on a $3 million bond. texas authorities say he was tasers and restrained after he became aggressive with guards. one of the two men he's accused of gunning down is chris kyle. possibly the best u.s. military sniper ever. he served five combat tours in iraq. he had 160 confirmed kills. that's according to his best-selling book "american sniper." remarkably, he made one of those shots from 2,100 yards away, here's how he described the moment. maybe the way i jerked the trigger to the right adjusted for the wind. maybe gravity shifted and put that bullet right where it had to be. he was so feared by iraqi insurgents they put a bounty on his head. he survived the war, left the navy with a chestful of medals. back home in texas he was known for helping combat veterans struggling with ptsd. officials think that's what he was doing at that gun ran
is a taliban honor student. before that drone blows you up blow yourself up. take down sign reading 137 days without a drone strike. >> bret: good tips. some are better than others, charles. thanks forever inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report" fair balanced and unafraid. >> this is the fox report. tonight, the real story about the security situation in afghanistan. it turns out the numbers the pentagon told us about to tout how well they were doing are wrong. plus nks a hot air balloon explodes? mid-air. tourists killed by more than a dozen. >> i hear a loud explosion and see a lot of smoke. >> shepard: witnesses say the blast shook the ground and some passengers jumped seven stories trying to escape the burning balloon. tonight, searching for answers as the blame game begins. plus,. [bell] >> shepard: 20 years ago today. [sirens] >> shepard: terrorists tried to bring down the world trade center. >> it was just so infamiliar tommable. >> a new warning about americans joining forces with al qaeda. and why didn't we think of this sooner? dennis rodman brings
, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. so why is this guy swimming? [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinus, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it, but your mouth is under attack. food particles infiltrate and bacteria proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. ♪ nfc, afc, offensive lineman, defensive tackles, quarterbacks and cornerbacks are all living united. to ensure the academic
from afghanistan. afghan president hamid karzai said the negotiating office for the taliban would open in qatar. there won't be until qatar meets demands. >> a detroit high school basketball coach is being questioned as he shot two teenagers who tried to rob him after the game. he was escorting two students to the cars when the teen boys ambushed him with guns. the coach pull oed out his own n and shot both of them. one died and the other is in critical condition. they are investigating whether or not the coach will face charges. a ban to ban gender specific language one step closer to becoming a law. freshman. penmanship will all be a thing of the past if this passes. >> right now it is a heated debate in the state senate words like clergyman, fireman and policeman have been eliminate. . some say there are more important things to focus on than jobs and the economy. >> sounds like they have too much time on their hands. >>> the 9th annual puppy bowl. >> how sdou decide that. >> the schnauzer won for taking on puppies twice her size. the puppy bowl refs calls her athletic and she ran f
girl who survived being shot in the head by the taliban is speaking clearly and has now released her own video statement. the brave teenager's message to the world, a show of resilience for you this monday next. >>> also last night's battle between the ravens and 49ers set a new record for the longest super bowl ever, thanks in part to this, the blackout during the third quarter. we're going to take a look what may have caused the outage. is it beyonce's fault, jon? that is the big question. the halftime show, did it do it? jon: you know, at least people drank a lot of beer during that 34 minutes. jenna: it apparently helped the television ratings as welcoming across from the "new york times." very interesting. big story for us. we'll get to the bottom of this mystery, hopefully next. jon: new developments in the remarkable recovery of that pakistani teenager who defied the taliban. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was shot in the head last year after she spoke out for the rights of girls to get an education. now she is releasing a video statement speaking clearly about her recovery. jam
.s. forces in eastern afghanistan under taliban attack, a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies of the fallen. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see combat outpost keating to realize just how indefensible it was to an attack from taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapons fire from machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: and where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. it was just from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the firefight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point, i witnessed three
the medal of honor to staff sergeant clinton romesha. in 2009 with forces under taliban attack, a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see come bout outpost keeping to realize how indefensible it was from an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire marxshine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, r.p.g. fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties in the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire fight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day-- running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight thr
a taliban terrorist in california, pay raise. no, freeze for three years. over the last five years one i.c.e. agent killed, one secret service agent killed, three a.t.f. agents killed, one d.e.a. agent killed, two u.s. marshals killed, air traffic controller to put the safety for my family and your family and our constituents as they fly through the sky, the n.i.h. my family has been devastated my cancer. my father died at cancer. my mother died of cancer and it's impacted on my family. dr. collins, who mapped the human genome system that will save many of you and your lives and your sons and daughters because of basically following that system, working on liver cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, which my mom died off. dr. collins and his team will have been frozen for three years. nasa, we just went through the 10th anniversary of the challenger explosion. those astronauts that sit on that rocket, those and now in the future, if you have a nasa facility in your district and they sit on that rocket to go up, they froze for three years. firefighters out in the west wh
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will follow that story. >>> here's what we are working on for this hour. >>> in 2009, the taliban attacked a remote u.s. outpost in afghanistan. that day one man in particular became a reluctant hero. now he is receiving the medal of honor. i want you to take a look, this is video of a massive tornado in mississippi, amazingly no one was killed. >>> this was a special moment last night mumford & sons won the grammy award for album of the year. i will show you more of the fun highlights from the ceremony. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your
, california, michelle, fox news. >> the young pakistani girl, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. so why is this guy swimming? swim, kitty. i alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...w
in a series of bombings in kirkuk. a pakistani girl shot by the taliban is speaking out for the first time since the attack that nearly killed her. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was shot in the head last october. that same month, she was airlifted to a hospital in britain. in a new video released today-- but taped last month-- she insisted she will go on advocating for the education of girls. >> i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of people. because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. because of these prayers, god has given me a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> sreenivasan: the teenager is expected to remain in britain for some time. newly installed secretary of state john kerry had his first day on the job today. the former senator entered the state department's harry truman building to a big crowd and loud cheers from staffers. he said he hopes to help make the world more prosperous and peaceful. wall street had its worst day of the year to date, amid n
. >>> also later, the pakistani teenager shot in the head by a taliban gunman. she's talking about her future. literally, she's talking up a storm. dr. sanjay gupta explains how this is possible. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead to death. this chance increases if you have heart
enduring. they came under an intense attack from hundreds of taliban fighters. those fighters ran right through the camp while they were still in it. roughly half of those troops were either killed or injured while trying to fight off the taliban. half of those american troops. but it could have been so much worse if clint romesha hadn't gone above and beyond to rescue, protect and even try to retrieve the bodies of his comrades who did not survive. jake tapper joins me now. jake, i know you have a great relationship with romesha, you've been to his home now in north dakota where he works in the oilfields. and watching you interview him was absolutely gripping. i think because he doesn't have the bravado of someone i would sxu expect should. >> he's a very humble guy. he spends a lot of time talking about -- and i've known him now for a long time, since 2010 when i started writing a book about the battle at keating. he talks about the buddies that served under him, he talks about the eight men who did not make it out of that camp alive because of that devastating attack by the fall ban.
, the pakistani taliban. it is a tough job. checkpoints have been targeted. bomb blasts are common. understanding the threat is crucial if pakistan is to secure the province. >> it is simple if it has been -- it would be simple if it would be tackled properly. unfortunately, we have seen in recent years, in the past decade -- we have not seen much instance of involvement of federal government to reveal -- to resolve these issues. >> in january, the government -- government-reuule was announced. they are hoping to better control security. for the market traders, it has made a difference. >> i warned them -- i want them to stay. we need to security that only the army and central government can provide. >> that continued government rule is unlikely. it is simply too political. the government is only mandated to rule for another two months. by then, there will be a election -- they will be in election mode. security will be one of the big voting issues. but security will not be the only issue. the province is a mix of tribal, ethnic, and sectarian authorities -- loyalties. imran khan, al jazeera. >>
himself with the taliban, is that a fantasy or something he believed. those issues will be critical. >> matthew had his first court appearance this morning, he will be back in court for a bail hearing next wednesday in oakland. we are live in san jose, nbc area news. >> the affidavit in the case is full of troubling details about the bombing plot and the suspect's plan to escape to another country can. we posted the entire do you want on our website and we will have more at 6:00. >> i'm in the nbc bay area investigateive unit. a picture of the weapon that led to his 2011 arrest and why he served one year of a six-year sentence. that is coming up. >> we will see you then. big developments today in fairfield, police say they caught the killer on of a 13-year-old girl that was found dead in a local fairfield park. >> officers arrested this man this morning. he now faces murder charges in the death genelle conway allen. we are at the das office with new details. >> good evening, we just learned the suspect in the case, anthony jones is scheduled to be arraigned next wednesday. but the q
in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents, including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths, or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. however, due to the economic downturn in the west, the present level of financial assistance is insufficient to meet their needs. palestinians are now turning to asia. they believe they can gain knowledge and experience from the region, which will lead to economic growth. nhk world's kohei tsuji explains. ♪ >> reporter: these people in the gaza strip are jubilant after being provided new homes. saudi arabia financed the construction. nearly half of the 4.3 million residents in palestine are refugees. they lost their land and homes through the establishment of israel and during arab-israeli wars. many nations have provided money through u.n. organizations for those in difficulty. assistance has built schools and hospitals. but palestinians want to change their dependence on foreign aid. last year, the u.n. general assembly upgraded pal
was presented with the award for leading a charge against taliban fighters who attacked a small outpost in 2009. eight americans died in that battle. we honor the service of romesha and all of those soldiers. and finally, your voice this week, the question comes from yasin who asks "where can i rewatch your programs can." thank you for watching. evi episode issal variable at our website, abcnews.com/thisweek or check out our web only interviews like this morning newt gingrich will be sticking around to answer your questions much that's all for us today. thank you for sharing part of your sunday with us. check out with"world news with d muir" tonight. george will be back next week and we hope you will too.
-ma e-mail@foxnews.com. it is the first time that she is spoken since the taliban tried to murder her by shooting her in the head. >> i am happy the operation is a success. >> more on the amazing recovery of the young pakistani activist. >> a police chase comes to a sudden stop thanks to help from mother nature. we will show you what happened and where this was when we come back. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox. with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done" with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three times the coverage. now when you b
at the numbers. now we know the numbers were wrong. taliban attacks are not on the way down in afghanistan. as violent in 2012 as it was in 2011. no change at all. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, what happened? >> well, with little fanfare, shep, u.s. and nate officials in afghanistan removed from their web site the month-to-month figure saying attacks by the taliban were down by 7% last year. there seemed to be a mistake. a mistake that led to administration officials making statements like this. >> violence levels have been trending downward in the last two years after five years of steady increases beginning in 2006. >> the problem is the attacks weren't trending downward. they were exactly the same as in 2011. an embarrassing admission by the pentagon that the the narrative about how the president's strategy in afghanistan was bearing fruit may have been misleading, shep. >> shepard: they must be making some case at the pentagon in their own defense. >> well, in essence, they blame the afghans. the afghan commanders supposedly forgot to submit their field repor
, the odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage, a high ground, the mountains above. and they run the machine -- they were unleashing everything they had, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, snipers taking aim. to those americans coming -- to those americans down below, the fire was coming from every direction. they had never seen anything like it. with gun packed -- with gunfire impacting all around them, clinton raised to one of the barracks machine guns. he took aim at one of the enemy teams and took it out. a rocket-propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel into his hip, his arm, and into his neck. but he kept fighting, disregarding his own wound, and tending to an injured conrad instead. then over the radio came words no soldier ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp and were taking over buildings. the combat was close, as taught -- at times as close as 10 feet. whe
were at a combat outpost near the pakistan border when 300 taliban fighters launched ambush. they were surrounded. the resulting 10 hour fire fight was one of the bloodiest of the afghan war. the soldiers caught in a difficult position with their base tea at the bottom of the valley and taliban controlling the higher ground. despite that sergeant was able to call in air support that killed 30 enemy fighters and even with a snap nell wound he risked his life to retrieve the bodies of the fallen around him. >> he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down and they kept charging 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meet run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. >> this award is for the 8 soldiers who didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valiantly and imagine any if i sently that day. >> what a moment that was. retired staff sergeant the 80th living honor of recipient there was a light moment when his son first tried to climb the president's podium and made a mad dash for the chair where his dad was supposed to
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